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A Conference of the Virginia State Bar.

Professional Development Series

These programs aim to assist you in planning your career from making long term plans to how to adapt and behave in a professional setting. Receive advice from successful young lawyers and seasoned practitoners that will set the building blocks to a fulfilling career. If you are interested in contributing content, contact Chris Fortier at


Technology and Your Law Practice


Technology can improve our lives, strengthen our productivity, and expand our outreach to our clients and the public. However, dangers always lurk with technology. Join experts Sharon Nelson and John Simek as they present a 40 minute presentation on the advantages and dangers of technology for your law firm. This presentation was originally made December 3, 2013 at the First Day in Practice Seminar in Richmond, Virginia.






Sharon Nelson, (Virginia State Bar President 2013-2014), President, Sensei Enterprises, Fairfax, VA


John Simek, Vice President, Sensei Enterprises, Fairfax, VA




3:48 – Living in Technology


5:10 – Smartphone Security


9:00 – Apps for Lawyers/Cloud Computing


14:39 – Virtualization


15:54 – Social Media/Case Management Systems


20:57 – Billing/Document Management


27:00 – Security Suites (Anti-Virus)


28:49 – Computer Purchases/Specs


34:50 – Servers


37:05 – The iPad


41:05 – Going Paperless



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